Logging in to SharePoint Sites
Many faculty have expressed difficulty logging into SharePoint sites. However, with the amount of information that is now placed on various SharePoint sites throughout the college network, Faculty need to become accustomed to the process of logging into Sharepoint.
How to Login to a SharePoint site
If a SharePoint site asks you to Login, then you must authenticate in order to see that site. If you are using Internet Explorer you must also include the proper domain in the username.
- Example: ADMIN\username
When the login box pops up, enter you login and username as shown in the example below:
The user name and password that you enter should be your normal Red River College login and password. You do not need a separate login for SharePoint sites.
Tips and Hints
If you are asked to enter your login and password a second time, then check to see that you have entered the correct information and proceed a second time.
If you are a person who is not actually allowed access to the particular SharePoint site then you will see an Access Denied message or a Request Access screen. This means that you logged in correctly, but you are not on the access list.
If you provide the incorrect password three times in a row you will be locked out of the system. You will have to be patient and wait 30-60 minutes until you will be able to retry the login.
Users who are connecting to SharePoints via the Safari Browser (Version 1) on the Macintosh platform will not be able to connect. To rectify this problem, users are asked to use an alternate browser, such as Safari Version 2 or FIREFOX.
Users that login to SharePoint sites via the Firefox browser do not have to include their DOMAIN as part of their user name.